A friend called to congratulate me on my weight loss. She then asked for a few “quick tips.” I told her I’d send her my newsletter, and that my eating plan was on the bottom of page 4.
She replied, “I don’t have time to read all that!”
Well, my dear, if you can’t make time, weight loss will be difficult. It takes time to become knowledgable; to shop; to cook; to plan meals in advance; to teach kids about healthy eating; to have family sit-down meals; to exercise.
The current American lifestyle is antithetical to weight loss – longer work hours, two parents working, “keeping up with the Joneses,” long car commutes, eating fast food on the go, not eating vegetables, and using food to soothe the stress of such lifestyles.
The payoffs, though, for me, have been huge! They include lower medical bills; getting off of high blood pressure medications; more energy; better self-image; less depression…